Hibs head coach Jack Ross was pleased with his side’s 1-1 friendly draw with Stoke City as he ponders some defensive fitness issues.

Ryan Portoeus and Darren McGregor played 90 minutes as Scott Allan’s strike was cancelled out by a Stoke City goal from Alfie Doughty. Ross says the game was good for Hibs but there are some concerns at the back.

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Porteous played 90 minutes against Stoke City. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He said: “It was brilliant for us and it was a nice way to finish a week away. It was nice to come to a stadium and play against a good quality of opposition as well. There’s lots to be pleased about for all the players that were on the pitch.

“A couple of the lads got 90 minutes through necessity because we’re a little light defensively at the moment because of injuries. It was good for Ryan Porteous and Darren McGregor to do that.”

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